Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Links for the Long Weekend
The Avalanches "Since I Left You".
On vacation until Monday - thought I'd post a few good links before I go.
Expert Village is a new learning site filled with "Clear answers to common questions from credentialed experts." Currently, the site contains over 1200 videos and 12000 articles from nearly 1000 experts. Topics range from business taxes to putting on eye shadow.
Not to neglect the stingy, the AbsurdlyCool Freebie Finder is an automated free stuff aggravator, containing links to offers for things like dogfood, stickers, chocolate and bubble bath. The author claims to filter out scams and pyramid referral schemes.
Chalksite is a new course management site for teachers. It is a nice alternative to Blackboard and the basic package is free. Potential users might also want to see Engrade, a similar product particularly focused on the free package.
Finally, Microsoft released their Windows Live Academic Beta designed to complete with Google Scholar. It will be interesting to see how the product develops, but with the few sample searches I tried, I found significantly better results with Google Scholar.
For more time-sucking links, see I-Am-Bored, milkandcookies, VideoSift, and Friday Night Club at Stu's. Have a nice weekend!